Community stories

Stories from Living Well

Take a look at some of the wonderful stories from the Living Well Programme to see how community links are improving health and wellbeing. Please contact us if you’d like access to the Living Well toolkit resources.

Do you have a story to share? Perhaps you are a volunteer working with others in the community? We’d love to hear from you.

Volunteering is a wonderful activity. It brings a sense of achievement to all who are kind enough to offer whatever time they can to the causes in their area. What’s more, the volunteers who help organisations across Cornwall support their community to ensure services and activities run smoothly. Cornwall Link wanted to delve deeper into…

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It was World Cancer Day on Tuesday 4th February. The Cornwall Link team were discussing the county’s support services for people going through their cancer journeys: how our platform could signpost individuals to services and activities, whether specifically focused on cancer services or on interests. We turned to Maria Faulkner at the Age UK Cornwall…

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Who are we? We are an animal and equine rescue and rehabilitation charity who support young people (aged five upward) to develop the skills they need to become confident adults. We provide an alternative provision for young people with mental health difficulties who may be finding traditional education formats difficult, tailoring programmes to an individual’s…

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As a mum of four, I have been blessed with friends and family who have given me clothes for my children. Three years ago, it got me thinking about families with young children who do not have anyone who can help them and so The Clothes Horse began. The Clothes Horse’s home was first my…

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As featured on this year’s pre-Christmas TV, a Christmas dinner can be over 5,000 calories, with some surveys recording people consuming over 7,000 calories on the average Christmas Day. A typical medium pasty is between 600-700 calories so Christmas feasting is equivalent in calories to at least 7 and, at its most,10 pasties! With that…

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Terry Bolt, a local Volunteer who runs the Blokes that Brunch in Saltash, has written this wonderful story ‘What is a Volunteer?’ for community stories on Cornwall Link  – read the article in full here. You can also search Cornwall Link today to find the latest activities, clubs & support in your local area.  …

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Tech4Good has selected Made Open as a finalist in their Ageing Society award. Made Open are a Creative England Top 50 Company and the technical partners behind the Cornwall Link. It is through shared community values, a commitment to enabling communities to be their own drivers of change and the brilliant skills of the Made…

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Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Please take time to read this beautiful story written by Jan & Mike, two wonderful Information & Advice volunteers. Every day, volunteers give their time and effort to make an incredible difference for…

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On Monday, iCareiMove hosted a showcase event which celebrated and highlighted support groups, charities & activities in our local communities. The event was warmly received by everyone who attended, and we enjoyed some moving personal stories that were shared by individuals who attend the Move More Cornwall program. Please find the latest press release on this link: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cornwall/about-us/news-and-campaigns/articles/2019/icareimove-showcase-event-highlights-community-activities/     Refer today…

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Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Between the 1st-7th of June, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate volunteering in Cornwall by sharing stories written by our Volunteers. Every day, in so many ways, our volunteers give their time…

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